Golden Age Living Center is in Stover, Missouri. This is a fine nursing home. We awarded it an overall grade of B, which is a quality score. In our view, this place is a solid choice for most people. The best part of this nursing home's strong report card was its inspection reports. Inspection reports are discussed in the next section
Golden Age Living Center
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Government - County
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
On top of earning a strong overall rating, this nursing home fared even better in our inspections category which is associated with the nursing home's recent government inspections. We awarded it an A- for this area, which is one of our best grades. Our inspection scores weigh a host of factors found on a facility's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we rely on is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Places with higher grades in this category tend to have few of these severe deficiencies. This particular nursing home received 5 deficiencies on its inspection report. Overall, this is still a good inspection report, but we'd always recommend looking into any deficiencies you find troubling.
Long-term Care Quality
Another one of this facility's impressive category scores came in the category of long-term care. We awarded them one of our higher scores in that category, with a score of B. Long-term care scores in this range generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine healthcare services. Once we finished looking at the amount of nursing care, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination record. This facility vaccinated 99.35897 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is an impressive figure. Pneumonia sadly is often a life threatening condition for nursing home residents so we like it when a facility does not leave its residents vulnerable. Lastly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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Short-term Care Quality
This facilities next best area was short-term care. We gave it a B- in this category. This is basically a slightly below average grade in this area. In determining these short-term care grades, we quantify the facility's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. The purpose is to create a scale for comparing the rehabilitation services of various facilities. It doesn't look like this facility provided registered nurse or physical therapist staffing data. The last datapoint we assessed in this area is the number of residents who were able to leave the facility and return home. We discovered that just 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home, which is below average.
Our last category is nursing, where we awarded this nursing home a grade of B- in this area. Nursing grades are tied to quantity of nursing care available. This facility provided just 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a relatively low total compared to most other facilities. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this place excelled in some of the quality measures we assessed. In fact, it scored well in terms of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. Many consider these areas to be good measures of the quality of nursing care. In many cases, the quality of nursing care is every bit as important as the number of hours of care offered.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Golden Age Living Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Golden Age Living Center, 9.28% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are routinely caused by patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care reduces the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Golden Age Living Center, 3.89% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure indicates the percent of long-term stay residents that experienced falls which caused serious injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls could be an indication of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Golden Age Living Center, 3.39% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of residents that have had a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes associated with inadequate hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Golden Age Living Center, 20.47% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of residents who were given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many patients, it is important to ensure these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Golden Age Living Center, 24.32% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents prescribed antianxiety medications. These drugs are generally given to patients suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Golden Age Living Center, 4.19% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term patients demonstrating signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Golden Age Living Center, 88.53% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Golden Age Living Center, 14.79% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living may be a sign of deterioration of a resident's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Golden Age Living Center, 14.68% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients that retained mobility levels. Many argue that mobility is important for residents' physical and mental health.
In Golden Age Living Center, 1.7 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Avoiding the hospital is key to the physical health of residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Golden Age Living Center, 14.68 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Golden Age Living Center, 11.55 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to gauge the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Golden Age Living Center, 72.81% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term stay patients that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of performance with ADL's generally correlates with successful rehabilitation.